Raspberry Pi Receives MPEG-2 And VC-1 Decode, H.264 Encode, CEC Support (video)


Geeky Gadgets readers lucky enough to own a Raspberry Pi $35 mini PC might be pleased to learn that the Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced over the weekend.

That their Raspberry Pi computer can now support MPEG-2 And VC-1 Decode, H.264 Encode, CEC Support, saving you from transcoding your media library to H.264.

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation explains why they left out support for MPEG-2 in the initial launch, and libCEC support for the Raspberry Pi can be seen in the video below.

“One of the things that we had to regretfully dismiss as an option was an MPEG-2 decode licence for every unit. Providing that licence would have raised the price of every Raspberry Pi by roughly 10%, and we simply weren’t able to justify that when we held it up against the educational goals of the Foundation.”

For more information jump over to the Raspberry Pi Foundation for the full announcement and links to where you can now purchase a MPEG-2, VC-1 license.

Source: Raspberry Pi